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Dear Sir / Madam:
We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for 2015/14/RFP: Transfer of Czech Knowledge: Study Tour to Czech Republic to Support Inclusive Economic Growth in Uzbekistan.
Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal.
Proposals may be submitted on or before 16:00 CET, Friday, 19 June 2015 via courier mail to the address below:
UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS
Key Plaza, Abide-i Hürriyet Cd. İstiklal Sk. No/11, Şişli, 34381, Istanbul, Turkey
Mr. Murat Akin, Procurement Manager
Your Proposal must be expressed in the English, and valid for a minimum period of 120 days.
In the course of preparing your Proposal, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it reaches the address above on or before the deadline. Proposals that are received by UNDP after the deadline indicated above, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.
Services proposed shall be reviewed and evaluated based on completeness and compliance of the Proposal and responsiveness with the requirements of the RFP and all other annexes providing details of UNDP requirements.
The Proposal that complies with all of the requirements, meets all the evaluation criteria and offers the best value for money shall be selected and awarded the contract. Any offer that does not meet the requirements shall be rejected.
Established by the Government of Uzbekistan in 2008, the Institute of Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research (IFMR) is Uzbekistan’s national think tank in charge of conducting economic analysis and policy advice for evidence-based decision-making. Despite being young, IFMR has become an influential research and policy analysis body for the Government in designing and monitoring a number of important economic policies, such as in the area of macroeconomic forecasting using economic modelling tools, survey-based regular business climate assessments, regional development planning, monitoring economic growth and its impact on poverty reduction, and several others. The support from development agencies (UNDP and GIZ) has been critical in building and strengthening the in-house capacities of IFMR at the early stage.
Today IFMR employs many young and a few experienced researchers who are constantly working on improving knowledge and skills in applying modern economic analysis (and econometric) tools in their work. Exposure to foreign best practices, therefore, is an important element of ongoing capacity building in IFMR.
In addition, IFMR is currently participating in developing a national long-term strategy - Vision 2030. The Institute is keen to learn other countries’ knowledge in long-term modelling and forecasting tools and techniques that are utilized in developing similar national long-term strategies.